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Myanmar

Myanmar is located in southeast Asia between Thailand, China and India. Due to its rapid changes and openess, many see it as the next frontier of business opportunities. CNN and Lonely Planet chose Myanmar as the world's number 2 best destinations 2012. Being the 40th largest country and 25th most populated, Myanmar has so much room for growth. We, together with President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, welcome you all with open arms to travel or to invest in Myanmar. View our slideshows.

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Mandalay

 Mandalay is the second biggest city in Myanmar and was created in 1857. It lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River and in the upper some piece of Myanmar. Mandalay has the Royal Palace of the last Konbaung Dynasty. Mandalay inherits numerous social legacy from the antiquated Myanmar Kingdoms and excellent spots to visit.
 
Tourist visa
A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors. A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days. 
Overland entry is permitted for Thai tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Tachileik, Three Pagoda Pass, Myawaddy and Kawthaung check points along Myanmar-Thai Border; and for Chinese tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse , Kyukoke, Kwanlong, Mont Lar along Myanmar-China Border.
 

Bagan

Bagan (formerly spelled Pagan) goes back very nearly to the start of the Christian Era. It lies on the twist of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan might be checked to have begun with King Anawrahta. He climbed the throne of Bagan in 1044. Around then, the kingdom was under various religions. After Shin Arahan's landing to Bagan, it changed over to Theravada Buddhism.  It was said to be that every last family unit could give a consecrated Pagoda, in light of their confidence in Buddhism accept and likewise in view of their riches. 
 
Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon, on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The market was first built and inaugurated on the present premises in 1926. It was named Scott Market after Mr. C. Scott, the then Municipal Commissioner. Nowadays, it is called Bogyoke Aung San Market in honor of our national leader General Aung San.
 

Yangon

Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is a must-go destination of Asia today. Yangon, the commercial capital, is the main gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon has earned the name of "The Garden City of the East". Yangon was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in AD 1755. 
 
Public Transport in Yangon
Bus
There are over 250 bus lines running around Yangon. There are over 2.5 million commuters a day. Recently, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) was introduced as new fuel for buses operating in Yangon. The bus fares starts from Ks 40 to Ks 120, depending on the distance the traveller takes.
 
Amarapura meaning "City of Immortality" is a city in the Mandalay Division of Myanmar, situated 11 km to the south of Mandalay. The locals sometimes refer to it as Taungmyo (Southern City) to distinguish it from Mandalay (Northern City).
 

Sule Pagoda

 
The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2,000 years old and contains a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants. Located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon. The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on.
 
The old city Amarapura now stands in ruins. Although there are little remains of the old Amarapura palace, you can still find two masonry buildings - the treasury building and the old watchtower. King Bagyidaw and King Bodawpaya were both buried here and their tombs also remain. The corner pagodas still stand at the four corners of the once square city.
 
Age: 2500 years
Area: 576 km²
Population: 4,082,000
Location: Latitude: 16°48' N, 96°9' E
 

Botahtaung Pagoda

The Botahtaung Pagoda is located on the Botahtaung Paya Road. Situated beside the Yangon River, the Botahtaung Pagoda means literally the Pagoda of the thousand military leaders and they were the ones who escorted the relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago.The Botahtaung Pagoda was a famous Land-mark on Yangon's waterfront. Pagoda is hollow inside and you can walk through it .
 
Founded at 1857
Founded by King Mindon
Fell under British Colony at 1885
 

Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church is located in the center of Yagon just next to the Mahabandoola Garden near city hall. Founded in 1885 but destroyed during the World War II; the present Church was rebuilt in 1952.
 

National Museum, Yangon

National Museum of Yangon now allows students and children to visit for free, while tourists and foreigners will be asked to pay for 5,000 kyats. It is still unclear how much it is to pay by expatriate children visiting or living in Myanmar. It is to be noted that this museum opens on sundays, but closes on mondays.
 

Mrauk U Museum

Mrauk U Museum
A new Mrauk U museum is located near the palace site. It displays some old artefacts of Vesali, Launggret and Mrauk U periods. The bronze Buddha icons of Rakhine are equistic in design.Various inscribed stone inscriptions in Sanskrit, Rakhine and Arabic are also displayed Votive tablets, Krishna Vishnu, Bodhisattvas, dvarapala, stone htis, lintels coins, musical instruments, ceramicswares are also on display.
 
The Myeik Archipelago covers an area of about 36,000 square kilometres in the southern most part of Myanmar. There are about 800 islands in this area making this place an attractive tourist destination.
 
U Bein Bridge is situated in the ancient city of Amarapura, Mandalay Region, which is about 1.2km in length of wooden bridge. It is the longest teak bridge in the world and is about two centuries old. This bridge became to be known as U Bein Bridge after the name of the donor, U Bein who was a clerk to the Mayor of Amarapura.
 

Kyaikkami

The village of Kyaikkhami is 15 miles (24km) from the town of Thanbyuzayat and is famous for the pagoda of the same name which is located on a reef about 900 feet (274m) from the sea shore and thus usually called Ye Lel Paya, "pagoda amidst water".The locals usually call as "Kyaikkhami Ye Lel Paya".
 

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

King Bagan of the Konbaung Dynasty built the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda in 1847. It is located near the Taungthaman Lake. It is also known as Maha Sakka Ramsi Pagoda. It is said to have been modelled on the Ananda temple at Bagan. The exterior is quite similar to the Ananda Temple but the interior is very different. It enshrines an Buddha Image carved out of a single block of sagyin marble. This seated Buddha image measures 3.5 m at the base with a height of 5.5 m. The walls in the east and south porches has many very fine mural paintings showing religious buildings from throughout the country as well as scenes of the Myanmar people everyday life.
 
Mudon - A town 29km south of Mawlamyaing. The town is known for the cotton weaving.
 
Mahar Gandaryone Monastery is situated in Amarapura near the famous U Bein Bridge. Mahar Ganadayon religious institute is one of the largest teaching monasteries in Myanmar. The monastery has more than 3,000 monks in different ages including some very young novices. The monastery was founded around 1914 and came to be known as a centre for monastic study and strict religious discipline. The main purpose to visit here is to watch the monks lined up along the road at 11:00am and have their main daily meal. The place is always crowded with tourists and local visitors.
 

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is 22km long and about 11km wide. The lake is at 1328 metres above sea level. Inle is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Shan State.
 

Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

Pahtodawgyi Pagoda is located at the southern part of Amarapura. This pagoda is built by King Bagyidaw and his Queen in 1820 and completely finished after four years. The official title of the pagoda is Maha Vijayaramsi. This well preserved pagoda stood outside the old city walls.
 
Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary is 546 kilometre square wildlife and forestry reserve. The sanctuary is located at 20’ 04” N and 94’ 36”E, and lies in the southwest part of the Myanmar Central Dry Zone. This area has a heavy monsoon rains from May to November but a total absence of rain from December to April.Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the east of the Rakhine Yoma Mountain Range and the landscape is full of low range hills.
 
It was decorated with over 28,000 carved wooden figures. The museum which lies inside the monastery compound houses the most interesting collection of over 500 Buddha images as well as a library of palm leaf manuscripts known to be one of the largest and the rarest catalogues in Myanmar.
 

Reh Lake

Chin State is a mountainous region and lies in the Northwest of the Union of Myanmar. Towns and villages in Chin State are situated on the mountain ranges (or) among the valley and plains.Reh Khaw Da town is a small border village, 65 miles away from Falam and 35 miles from Tiddim. This is the town where the Reh Lake is formed.The Reh Lake is famous in Chin State as the prettiest spot. It is located between Chin mountain range and Indian mountain range.
 

Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda

 
It is located on the west of the railways compound and between wards Zay Cho and Hman Dan, there is a temple called Shwe Gu Gyi (Golden Big Cave). One contemporary inscritpiton found at the cave temple mentioned that the ruin left by King Narapati Sithu (AD 1174) was repaired by the crown Prince (Sirimahadhammabhidhaja Sihasura).
 

Mrauk U

Mrauk U was once, one of the most powerful kingdom in history. The Rakhine King "Min Saw Mon" founded Mrauk U in 1433. Mrauk U was a leading trade city during its time, and abundant networks of canals allowed small and large vessels to go by. It traded with Middle East, Asia, Holland, Protugal and Spain. The Mrauk U dynasty lasted for about 352 years.
 
Weaving industry is one of the main professions of the Amarapura people. Over one hundred looms are used to obtain beautiful and intricate design and patterns as silk are worn in very special and ceremonial occasions. As being a famous and interesting cottage industry, this is another place for visitors to have a look.
 
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